TIL Desk/National/New Delhi/ The BJP President Amit Shah held a closed door meeting in the national capital soon after the supreme court upheld the disqualification of 17 rebel Karnataka’s MLA but allowing them to go for re-election. The meeting by Shah was also attended by BJP leaders hailing from Karnataka. The agenda of the meeting was to decide on how many of the rebels should get BJP tickets, who shall be excluded, if at all and how it can ensured that their disaffection due to exclusion doesn’t harm the BJP-led Karnataka government in the state.
The BJP is facing a peculiar situation in Karnataka where many of its own workers and ticket hopefuls are apprehensive of being shunned in move to ‘reward’ the rebel MLAs. Their already growing murmurs of discontent among the state cadre who feel BJP may sacrifice their political ambitions for ‘outsider’ rebels.
Party’s prominent leader from South P Murlidhar Rao, who is also the National General secretary of BJP said in a statement, “The Hon. Supreme Court’s decision to allow the disqualified MLAs of Karnataka to contest the bypoll is a welcome step. It is not about politics, it is about constitutional rights which we all have to welcome.”